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DHE 100 Introduction to Dental Hygiene

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  • Fully Online and required for the Dental Hygiene program at Oregon Tech
  • DHE 100 is available every term 
  • This course is intended for students planning to attend Oregon Tech at Klamath Falls or Salem

Note: While DHE 100 is offered every term, students applying for admission to the professional program must complete DHE 100 by the spring term prior to their intended start date.

Biology 200 Medical Terminology is also offered every term and is a required prerequisite for entry into the Dental Hygiene program. Follow the procedure below for registration

The Introduction to Dental Hygiene includes an orientation to the theory and practice of all aspects of the dental hygiene profession.  The history of dental hygiene, professional organization and career opportunities are discussed.

Application Process

  • Apply for Non-Degree Seeking Status at Oregon Tech

  • For the non-degree seeking status, complete the Non-Degree Seeking Application and pay no application fees. This status allows you to take up to eight credit hours per term. The Online Office will process your application, register you in DHE 100 and/or BIO 200, and send you an email confirmation.

  • Pay Your Tuition and Fees

  • Please refer to Online Tuition, Fees, & Financial Aid for fees and tuition information.

    Once you are registered in DHE 100, you are fully responsible for the tuition and fees. If you need to cancel your registration, please fax a signed request to Oregon Tech Online at 541.885.1139 or send an email to Oregon Tech does not automatically drop students from a class for any reason.

    To receive a 100% refund, you must drop your courses before the fifth calendar day of the term (Friday) at 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time. If you drop your courses after this time, you will receive a partial refund according to the Oregon Tech refund schedule. For additional information, please view Online Costs.

  • Coordinate Your Financial Aid

  • If you are currently attending a community college, you may be able to receive financial aid to cover DHE 100 tuition and fees along with your other community college courses. To do so, inquire at your financial aid office regarding a consortium agreement with Oregon Tech. Your financial aid office can assist you in filling out the agreement and sending it to Oregon Tech for completion. Please fax consortium agreements to the Oregon Tech Financial Aid office at 541.885.1024. For additional information, contact the Financial Aid office at or call 541.885.1280.

  • Purchase Your Textbook and Materials

  • Visit The Tech Nest bookstore to purchase your books and materials online. You'll want to have your books and materials in hand before the class begins.

  • Login to Your Course(s) on the First Day of the Term

  • On the first day of the term, login to your class on Blackboard after 8:00 a.m. Pacific time.

    You should have received information about logging into Blackboard (including your Blackboard user name and password) by email at the address you indicated on your application. If you have not received this Blackboard login information in your email box by the first day of the term, email or call 541.885.1470 during regular business hours for assistance.

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Shawn Amen, Administrative Program Assistant

OfficeBoivin Hall - Room 188


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